Dr. Mark Conklin, MD

Dr. Mark Conklin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Mark Conklin, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

660 Golden Ridge Rd Ste 250

Golden, CO 80401

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Morton's Neuroma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Conklin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Conklin "Mark J. Conklin, MD is board certified in orthopedic surgery, specializing in adult and pediatric foot and ankle care. Dr. Conklin received his medical degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. His fellowship in foot and ankle surgery was completed at the Balance Foot and Ankle Center in Long Beach, California and UCLA/Harbor Medical Center under the prestigious Ronald W. Smith, MD and William S. Stryker, MD. "I enjoyed science when he was young and wanted to apply that to caring for patients. When I went to medical school and completed my rotation in orthopedic surgery, I found that I really enjoyed fixing broken bones and the gratification that you get from helping someone feel better." During his orthopedic residency he enjoyed correcting deformities of the foot, such as club foot in children and bunions in adults – that is what ultimately led him to become a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Conklin is passionate about treating patients with foot or ankle deformities – correcting bunions, hammer toes and for people with arthritis, he enjoys ankle replacements and toe replacements. He also sees a lot of athletes with ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, fractures, overuse injuries and plantar fasciitis. He regularly performs arthroscopic surgery on athletes and individuals who have persistent pain in the ankle. While Dr. Conklin enjoys treating these general foot and ankle conditions he is also a sought after specialist in ankle replacement and toe replacement. He has been performing ankle replacements for more than 15 years and in that time has completed more than 300 ankle replacements. In addition, he has completed more than 150 toe replacements in the last 5 years. Dr. Conklin is one of the most experienced and trusted resources the Rocky mountain region for ankle replacement. He takes on some of the toughest cases including revision surgeries and ankle deformities. He has been trained on and is experienced with five different types of ankle replacements. Dr. Conklin is a leader in the field of orthopedics and has held and continues to hold leadership roles in the orthopedic community. He was previously the chairman of Lutheran Hospital Orthopedic Department, President of the Woodridge Orthopedic Group, and President of the Panorama Investment Management board. Today he is the President of the Golden Ridge Surgery Center, President of the Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle Society and president elect of the Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. He is a member of the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA). When he is not working, Dr Conklin enjoys golfing, skiing and biking."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Conklin "To practice high quality orthopedic care for my patients. The philosophy is the patient drives the practice. The employees are team members who are mutually accountable and pursue our goal of high quality care in a team approach."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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29  Procedures

  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Depauw University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Uc Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Balance Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa,
  • Summerfiled Scholarship, Phi Kappa Psi,
  • Rector Scholarship-DePauw University,
Media & Publications
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures, 1992
  • Lesser Toe Deformities, 1994
  • Open Wedge 1st Cuneiform Osteotomy (Usually with 2-4 Metatarsal Osteotomies) For Resistant Metatarsus Assuctus Following Clubfoot Release, 1991
  • Treatment of Steroid Associated AVN in Children, 1991
  • Complications of Hallux Valgus Surgery, 1998
  • Treatment of Atypical Lesser Toe Deformity with Basal Hemiphalangectomy, 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Conklin's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Conklin to family and friends
71 total reviews (35 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (71)

  • 5
    (59)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Conklin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (35)

Dr. Conklin carefully listened to my description of my foot problem and to my life style. He ensured then that the procedure he recommended would address both positively. I trust him and would recommend him to friends and family.
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Great outcome from 2 foot surgeries and I was very well informed and prepared for these events. I would strongly recommend Dr Conklin and have. He also has a relaxing manner and great sense of humor.
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Too-flight physician. Would recommend to all in need.
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Dr Conklin is kind, direct and extremely talented. He rebuilt the arch in my left foot and it’s been amazing. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Conklin is very personable, as are his staff members. He explains what the problem is, the procedure he will use to fix it in depth, and the recovery you can expect. I feel very confident about the surgery I am to have and very glad my primary care physician recommended Dr. Conklin.
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